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Louth Navigation Canal Camp 2024
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The Louth Navigation was partly built as a river-based navigation which follows the River Lud downstream from Louth town, then as an artificial canal heading north to Tetney Haven at the mouth of the  Humber.

It survived as a drainage channel but the locks fell into dereliction; however since 1986 the Louth Navigation Trust has been dedicated to preserving the waterway and encouraging regeneration of the canal  corridor. It has renovated the historic warehouse at Canal Head and holds events there, has published walk leaflets covering the waterway, and ultimately hopes to restore the locks and reopen the waterway to navigation.

Ticklepenny Lock, one of several on the Navigation built to an unusual pattern with scalloped walls, had deteriorated to the point where it was in danger of collapse. Our work will prevent further deterioration and preserve it for possible future reopening.

The work for this week follows on from our successful Canal Camp in 2023, continuing the repair and  restoration of the walls of the lock.

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Event Dates

10th to 17th August

Location

Louth, Lincolnshire

Restoration

Louth Navigation Canal Camp 2024

The Louth Navigation was partly built as a river-based navigation which follows the River Lud downstream from Louth town, then as an artificial canal heading north to Tetney Haven at the mouth of the  Humber.

It survived as a drainage channel but the locks fell into dereliction; however since 1986 the Louth Navigation Trust has been dedicated to preserving the waterway and encouraging regeneration of the canal  corridor. It has renovated the historic warehouse at Canal Head and holds events there, has published walk leaflets covering the waterway, and ultimately hopes to restore the locks and reopen the waterway to navigation.

Ticklepenny Lock, one of several on the Navigation built to an unusual pattern with scalloped walls, had deteriorated to the point where it was in danger of collapse. Our work will prevent further deterioration and preserve it for possible future reopening.

The work for this week follows on from our successful Canal Camp in 2023, continuing the repair and  restoration of the walls of the lock.

Details

Activity

Brickwork repairs to the lock walls, pointing and vegetation clearance.

Accommodation

A nearby youth centre

Cost

£80

About The Camp

Where is it? 

Louth, near the Lincolnshire coast

 

 

 

Contacts

If you want to find out more about any of our Canal Camp working holidays, please get in touch.
Phone 01494 783453 extn 607

Email [email protected]

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Louth, Lincolnshire

Louth, UK

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